Time for a guilty confession.. I had a weird sort of crush on Johnny Bravo. In spite of his goofy chauvinistic pig-headed behaviour and apparent complete idiocy I still liked him and I was still attracted to him. Johnny was a dumb-ass but he seemed like he was a fun dumb-ass, not only that but he wasn't bad looking and honestly? Johnny had a hot body.
At least for a cartoon. I mean come on, look at him. The guy works out, that's sexy and you kind of can't help but think he's a little hot in spite of all his derpiness. But you know, Johnny was more awesome than just that.. Oh yeah, both girls and boys loved Johnny, why? Johnny was epic and his show was fucking amazing.
That's right! Butch Hartman AND Seth Macfarlane, I'm not a big fan of the latter and I've never really cared for Family Guy personally but Butch Hartman I'm a huge fan of and I know that both of these guys have created some epic shit. By the way need I point out there was a whole episode featuring celebrity personalities? Awesome celebrity personalities like Adam fuck West, Mr. goddamn T and Richard sweatin' Simmons!
There was also an episode featuring Scooby and The Gang, that's AWESOME.
A random fact and quote? One of the reasons I'd say Johnny Bravo was so awesome is because the censors were more lax during this time.. A quote from Mr. Hartman himself;
Butch Hartman stated "...being concerned with the content of the episodes wasn’t our main focus", and creator Van Partible remembers that "No one was really watching Cartoon Network [...] As far as content, they were pretty lenient on all the kind of things that were going on."
Hilariously it also featured Black Widow, a character from Space Ghosts Rogues Gallery who unfortunately for her went on a date with Bravo. This episode is probably the most epic episode period, featuring just pure awesomeness from Adam West, Mr. T and Richard Simmons and it's largely of course lamp-shading their careers.
The Adam West and Mr. T segments of the episodes are always the best because honestly I believe Adam West lost all sense of reality and sanity while playing Batman in the 1960s and Mr. T? He's a large and aggressive black man who screams a lot.
Well known fact that Mr. T's catch phrase like Sgt. Mike Cosgrove and his "Hey. Cut it out." is supernatural in it's ability to disrupt the very fabric of reality. Daaayum.
And Adam West? Motherfuckers out his damn mind and Johnny Bravo did it way before 'Family Guy', this man is insane and always has been but he's epic. Playing Batman in the 1960s must have had some serious toll on him but then anyone carrying SHARK REPELLANT BAT SPRAY is someone who is just slightly unstable.
Mentioning they did the Adam West thing before Family Guy, Johnny Bravo also did the huge cross-over thing before even shows like Harvey Birdman;
"The episode featuring Adam West inspired Seth MacFarlane, who also wrote the episode, to incorporate a similar character into Family Guy. Other, more famous Hanna-Barbera characters have appeared in Johnny Bravo Episodes, including the cast of Scooby-Doo, Speed Buggy, Jabberjaw, Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear, The Blue Falcon, Black Widow, and Huckleberry Hound."
Johnny Bravo is one of 'those' shows of it's decade which were just amazing and it's a shame they're not still on because with the shit around today? Johnny would be quite refreshing.. I'm not saying there's no good cartoons these days, there are.. I'm just saying.. Johnny Bravo, I miss you babeh.
Johnny Bravo gets 9.5/10 Big Cat Paws
Damn near perfection. Hilarious and awesome, truly awesome.
Tonight's dinner for James was a deliciously new take on something I've cooked in the past, Shiroi Men (White Noodles) and is a dish of Noodles, Aozokana (Bluefish lit. Sardines) and Mushrooms all cooked in a wonderful home-made Savoury White Sauce with a side Chocolate Fudge Anpan (Sweet Roll)
James really quite seemed to enjoy this, I'm very happy with how it came out.